CALHOUN CO., Miss. (WTVA) -- With the first day of school nearing, many school districts are finding new ways to welcome students back safely.
COVID- 19 coordinator and assistant superintendent Jeff Patton says at this point students in the Calhoun County school district can plan on returning to school soon.
However, it is up to the parents whether the student will go back to class or take courses from home.
“Teachers will be, during the traditional classrooms, doing some type of zoom broadcast for those that are at home,” said Patton.
For students that decide to go back to school traditionally, there are new requirements in place.
“All students will be wearing face coverings during all transitions,” said Patton.
That includes during lunch periods, bathroom breaks, and all other trips in school hallways.
However, for some, masks will not be required in a classroom setting based on their age and developmental stage.
“Students in grades k-4 will not be required to wear them inside the classroom,” said Patton.
He added classrooms will be sanitized daily, hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the school, and students will be socially distance as much as possible.